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  1. Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates

    Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort ...

    JFALCON - 04/01/2015 - 16:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Passing the Community Engagement Baton

    “Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation among ALA leadership, focus ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 10:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Engaging Communities Through Controversy

     Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American-Two Perspectives," featured two books written by A ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 09:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. PLA Service Response Workbook: Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access

    Residents will have high-speed access to the digital world with no unnecessary restrictions or fees to ensure that everyone can take advantage of the ever-growing resources and services available through the Internet. Is helping residents in your communit ...

    admin - 08/28/2014 - 09:54 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US

    Libraries from Cleveland to Seattle have adopted special bike programs to carry books and services around town with old-fashioned pedal power By Chris Francis In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first we ...

    ssinharoy - 08/13/2014 - 11:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Kindergartners Go to College

    By Beverly Goldberg Kindergartners get a Sneetches  storytime at Fullerton College Library from Acquisitions Librarian Monique Delatte Starkey (left) and Library Assistant Betsy Murray. The children were among 1,800 who came to the campus’s 19th annual Ki ...

    bgoldberg - 07/11/2014 - 12:55 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

    Gaining insight into how libraries fit within American culture By Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our res ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 10:48 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. President’s Program Q&A

    Andrew Slack on how Harry Potter changed his life Activist Andrew Slack, cofounder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), sees fantasy stories not as an escape from our world but as an invitation to delve deeper into our experiences. H ...

    MPERA - 01/03/2014 - 13:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. One Book, Many Zombies

    How to turn a pandemic simulation into an active learning experience By Troy Swanson and Tish Hayes Zombies now populate videogames, commercials (for everything from cars to Skittles), even spinoffs of classic books like Pride and Prejudice. This fall, th ...

    bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 16:03 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Moving Beyond Same-Old

    Outreach that’s way outside the box By Linda W. Braun As I wrote this column, I decided to check my go-to dictionary, the Merriam-Webster, about the definition of “outreach.” It stated: “the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limi ...

    bgoldberg - 12/10/2013 - 11:51 - American Libraries Magazine